I was looking back at this post I wrote earlier this year; “six things I am not longer buying.“
After reading it, I realized I was failing just a tad. I was overspending in the coffee department and I did recently start back my grocery delivery subscription because of my osteoarthritis.
But I did notice I was doing well in other areas.
I haven’t bought any K-Cups, extra pantry items. I will say, I did buy a couple of these white new mugs to replace ones that broke.That being said, here’s an “updated” list of six things I’m no longer buying.
1. Multiple Cleaning Products.
They only things I currently use are these two Seventh Generations disinfectant sprays and baking soda. I still have some glass cleaner that I am finishing up but 8/10 times I just wipe my mirrors with a small towel and it works just fine.
2. Laundry Detergent.
Yep, you read that right.
I ditched detergent and now use baking soda [and tea tree essential oil on occasion for a nice scent]. It honestly does a really good job of cleaning my clothes. I haven’t had any issues with stains but I usually wash them by hand asap.
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2. Dryer Sheets.
They are supposed to last for up to 10 years if you do laundry twice a week, but #kids. If I do want my clothing to smell “nice,” again a few drops of essential oil on the wool ball does the trick.
5. Dry Shampoo.
I used to be such a dry shampoo junkie during my Crossfit days (and before).
But lately, the smell is too much for me. Plus I’ve found if I eat well, drink water and get sleep (aka take care of myself), my hair isn’t as oily. If I do need dry shampoo, I use corn starch.
5. Excessive Skin Care/ Beauty Products.
The only two things I use for “skin care” are this Burt’s Bee’s exfoliating face wash for both morning and night and THIS body lotion.I used to also mix in an under eye repair cream, THIS acne cleanser (a.m wash), THIS acne scrub (p.m wash) plus the dry shampoo. As I’ve gotten older, I realize the less I use, the better my skin is.
6. Under-Eye Concealer/ Foundation.
Since focusing on my “diet,” reducing stress and being mindful of drinking more water, my skin has been much better. Noticing a pattern here?
Health is wealth y’all.
I actually realized I hadn’t even worn under-eye concealer in over a month. I was never one for much make-up anyway, so this was easy for me.
I use lipstick daily and put a bit of mascara on some days when I want to feel fancy.Simple.
Again, there is nothing wrong with purchasing these items if it adds value to your life. But for me, they just don’t anymore. That is the beauty of minimalism; to me it’s about “getting rid of what doesn’t matter, to make room for what does.”